• WordNet 3.6
    • n plagiarism the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    • n plagiarism a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plagiarism That which is plagiarized; a work which has been plagiarized.
    • Plagiarism The act or practice of plagiarizing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plagiarism The purloining or wrongful appropriation of another's ideas, writings, artistic designs, etc., and giving these forth as one's own; specifically, the offense of taking passages from another's compositions, and publishing them, either word for word or in substance, as one's own; literary theft.
    • n plagiarism A passage or thought thus stolen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Plagiarism the act or practice of plagiarising
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  • Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin
    “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
  • Howard Dietz
    Howard Dietz
    “Composers shouldn't think too much -- it interferes with their plagiarism.”
  • Voltaire
    “Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.”
  • Dean William R. Inge
    “What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. plagiarisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. plagiaire—L. plagiarius, a kidnapper—plaga, a net.


In literature:

The plagiarism was subsequently discovered and led to much unpleasantness.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
But it was when they charged him with plagiarism that his critics hit him on the raw.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
Italians accused him of plagiarism and trickery.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Plagiarism from his brother bards was a thing that troubled him no more than repeating himself.
"The Balladists" by John Geddie
Katherine had smiled at her innocent plagiarism, and wondered at the transforming power of love.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
This self-plagiarism sometimes worries us, as we are worried by a man whose conversation runs in ruts.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Original: Shakspeare is a copyist, and England a plagiarism, in comparison with this race.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
I shall merely enumerate the subjects and point out the plagiarisms of these capitals, as they are not worth description.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The following is a pregnant example of plagiarism and weak writing.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
His own plagiarisms were doubtless facilitated by the physiological effects of opium.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

There is now little question that Fareed Zakaria is guilty of plagiarism .
Harvard Plagiarism Probe May Implicate 125 Students.
Jonah Lehrer's Plagiarism Scandal: But Wait, There's More.
Pulling on the thread of pop-science wunderkind Jonah Lehrer's self- plagiarism unraveled much of the very expensive knit sweater that was his career when it was revealed that he also fabricated Bob Dylan quotes.
If you're like me, you probably think of plagiarism simply as copying someone else's work.
A candidate for Massachusetts' newly drawn first congressional district removed several documents from his website Friday, after a rival alleged that much of the language had been plagiarized.
Former instructor says she blew the whistle on ESL students' rampant plagiarism , quit when university ignored her.
The damage done by Post reporter Sari Horwitz's plagiarism .
Noted author and speaker Jonah Lehrer accused of plagiarism the day after giving the opening presentation at MPI WEC.
Accuses Romney of plagiarism .
Plagiarism "scandals" have a tendency to get out of hand awfully quickly.
News Features Trayvon Martin Baptist Convention to look into alleged plagiarism .
Rick Salutin's solution to plagiarism .
Findings from Hasan Family Foundation on Plagiarism .
Posts Tagged ' plagiarism .

In science:

Plagiarism that is plagiarizing or composition retrieval, opinion, etcetera from other people and makes it is likely composition and opinion him-self.
Anti Plagiarism Application with Algorithm Karp-Rabin at Thesis in Gunadarma University
Plagiarism can be considered to be crime because stealing others copyrights.
Anti Plagiarism Application with Algorithm Karp-Rabin at Thesis in Gunadarma University
But not all students has ability of academic enough to compile end duty, even blaze with research. They are this till now many finding difficulties and finally chooses short cut by doing plagiarism.
Anti Plagiarism Application with Algorithm Karp-Rabin at Thesis in Gunadarma University
Long, T.C., Errami, M., George, A.C., Sun, Z. and Garner, H.R. (2009), “Responding to possible plagiarism”, Science, Vol. 323 No. 5919, pp. 1293-1294.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)
Sorokina, D., Gehrke, J., Warner S. and Ginsparg, P. (2006), “Plagiarism Detection in arXiv”.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)